intervention : Definition, Usages, News and More

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in ter ven chuhn

  • n  the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    it occurs without human intervention
  • n  a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  • n  the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
  • n  (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings
    the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits
  • n  care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

  • By the end of the 24-month intervention, the women who managed to lose at least 10% of their starting body weight (which was, on average, about 193 lbs.
  • The intervention is playful in spirit, says Dawson, adding, "Parents get very confident and are able to learn this quickly.
  • That would, apparently, be too much government intervention.
News & Articles


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in International Herald Tribune
    It tolerates, indeed applauds, federal intervention to ban nationwide a procedure found necessary and proper in certain cases by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,Ginsburg wrote, in a dissent joined by Justices John Paul...
  • Nancy Pelosi in Detroit Free Press
    I believe an intervention will happen, either legislatively or from the administration,Pelosi said. "I think it's pretty clear that bankruptcy is not an option."
  • Gordon Brown in ABC News
    This is not a time for conventional thinking or outdated dogma but for the fresh and innovative intervention that gets to the heart of the problem,Prime Minister Gordon Brown told a news conference.

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